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New York Yankees Set to Take a Look Into The Future As Severino Makes Debut

Top prospect was 9-2 with a 2.45 in minors this season

Luis Severino (MLB)

Luis Severino (MLB)


New York Yankees No. 1 prospect Luis Severino will be revealed to Major League Baseball on Wednesday night as he takes the mound against the Boston Red Sox.

Severino, who will be the youngest pitcher to make a start in the big leagues this season at 21-years old was 9-2 with a 2.45 earned run average between Double-A and Triple-A this season.

Last week, the Yankees had the option to trade Severino for potential aces David Price and Cole Hamels, but decided to keep their top prospect. The Yankees believe that Severino is the type of pitcher that can handle pressure and pitch in a big game situation.

“If I traded for one of these big-name starters coming in, they’d feel pressure, too,” General Manager Brian Cashman told reporters. “Just plug and play. We’ll see what we get. We’re excited by his ability, excited by what he’s done, excited that he put himself in a position we hoped he would.

Severino definitely has the ability and with Yankees’ pitcher Michael Pineda sidelined for the month, Severino will be a key addition to a rotation in need of an arm.

For Yankees fans, it would have been nice to see Price, Hamels, or even Johnny Cueto as an insurance arm for a rotation, but truth be told, a big time trade deadline move doesn’t guarantee a World Series win.

Keeping the future intact for the Yankees has been the number one priority in 2015 and as the Yankees and the baseball world watches Wednesday night we will get a first look into the future of the New York Yankees.

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